Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Integration Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Integration Testing over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Integration Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 104 163
Rank change year-on-year -29 +59 -43
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 76 81 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.50% 1.76% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 2.09% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 43 29
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £305 £281 £282
90th Percentile £488 £540 £483
England median daily rate £463 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +6.32% +8.75% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.50 £18.20 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.12% - -
England median hourly rate £26.50 £37.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -29.33% -21.05% +23.38%

Integration Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,302 3,869 5,217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.79% 84.16% 84.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,572 2,458 3,098
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 144 138
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £24.99 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.98% +42.80% -18.60%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £32.07 £53.75 £39.65
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.99 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.97% +11.07% +3.52%

Integration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Integration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Integration Testing in the West Midlands

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Integration Testing in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Integration Testing in the West Midlands

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Integration Testing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Integration Testing in the West Midlands

Integration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Integration Testing in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Integration Testing in the West Midlands

Integration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Integration Testing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Integration Testing in the West Midlands

Integration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Integration Testing within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -31 26 £350 -35.36%
Birmingham -5 13 £413 +8.20% 10
Warwickshire +8 10 - - 4
Coventry -22 4 £413 +30.95% 2
Solihull 0 2 £456 - 1
Wolverhampton -10 2 - -
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Integration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Integration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 37 (48.68%) SQL
2 28 (36.84%) Windows
3 26 (34.21%) Unix
4 19 (25.00%) Oracle
5 15 (19.74%) Java
5 15 (19.74%) XML
5 15 (19.74%) Microsoft
6 14 (18.42%) Test Scripting
6 14 (18.42%) Line Management
7 13 (17.11%) Data Centre
7 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (15.79%) Change Management
8 12 (15.79%) Configuration Management
8 12 (15.79%) SAP
8 12 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
9 11 (14.47%) ISEB
10 10 (13.16%) Cisco
10 10 (13.16%) C#
10 10 (13.16%) PL/SQL
10 10 (13.16%) ITIL
10 10 (13.16%) Service Delivery
10 10 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (13.16%) SCCM
10 10 (13.16%) Hyper-V
11 9 (11.84%) Test Automation
11 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (11.84%) Confluence
11 9 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (11.84%) Oracle Database
11 9 (11.84%) Oracle Database 11g

Integration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (11.84%) Confluence
2 5 (6.58%) WebLogic
3 4 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (5.26%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.63%) Apache
4 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.32%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (6.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (5.26%) SAP CO
3 4 (5.26%) SAP FI
3 4 (5.26%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (5.26%) SAP PS
4 2 (2.63%) SAP FI-CA
4 2 (2.63%) SAP PSCD
5 1 (1.32%) SAP MM
5 1 (1.32%) SAP SD
5 1 (1.32%) SAP SRM
5 1 (1.32%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.26%) Azure Data Factory
2 4 (5.26%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (5.26%) Office 365
3 1 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) Internet
2 6 (7.89%) MPLS
3 4 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (5.26%) Firewall
3 4 (5.26%) LAN
3 4 (5.26%) Network Security
3 4 (5.26%) SSL
3 4 (5.26%) VoIP
3 4 (5.26%) VPN
3 4 (5.26%) WAN
4 3 (3.95%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.63%) Asterisk PBX
5 2 (2.63%) DNS
5 2 (2.63%) DWDM
5 2 (2.63%) FTP
5 2 (2.63%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.63%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (2.63%) SNMP
6 1 (1.32%) GSM
6 1 (1.32%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) Oracle Database
1 9 (11.84%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.32%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Jenkins
1 7 (9.21%) SoapUI
1 7 (9.21%) Visual Studio
1 7 (9.21%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (5.26%) Selenium
2 4 (5.26%) Toad
3 3 (3.95%) JIRA
4 2 (2.63%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.32%) JMeter
5 1 (1.32%) Maven
5 1 (1.32%) Metasploit
5 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (10.53%) Finance
2 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.26%) Back Office
3 4 (5.26%) Legal
4 2 (2.63%) Automotive
5 1 (1.32%) Local Government
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (35.53%) Developer
2 15 (19.74%) Analyst
3 12 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 8 (10.53%) PL/SQL Developer
5 7 (9.21%) Applications Developer
5 7 (9.21%) SQL Developer
6 6 (7.89%) Consultant
6 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Java Developer
7 5 (6.58%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (5.26%) Azure Developer
8 4 (5.26%) C# Developer
8 4 (5.26%) C# Programmer
8 4 (5.26%) Programmer
8 4 (5.26%) SAP CS Consultant
8 4 (5.26%) SAP PS Consultant
8 4 (5.26%) Test Manager
8 4 (5.26%) VB Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Web Applications Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.74%) XML
2 9 (11.84%) SOAP
3 6 (7.89%) CSS
3 6 (7.89%) HTML
4 5 (6.58%) JSON
4 5 (6.58%) RESTful
4 5 (6.58%) Spring
5 4 (5.26%) JSON Schema
5 4 (5.26%) REST
5 4 (5.26%) Spring Boot
5 4 (5.26%) XSD
6 2 (2.63%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.63%) LAMP
6 2 (2.63%) LDAP
7 1 (1.32%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.32%) JPA
7 1 (1.32%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.32%) Web Services
7 1 (1.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Data Centre
2 9 (11.84%) Fat Client
2 9 (11.84%) Thin Client
3 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.89%) Mobile App
5 4 (5.26%) Blackberry
5 4 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.63%) CCTV
6 2 (2.63%) PKI
7 1 (1.32%) Fintech
7 1 (1.32%) FMCG
7 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (36.84%) Windows
2 26 (34.21%) Unix
3 9 (11.84%) Windows Server
4 7 (9.21%) Linux
5 5 (6.58%) Windows 7
6 4 (5.26%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.32%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.42%) Line Management
1 14 (18.42%) Test Scripting
2 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (15.79%) Change Management
3 12 (15.79%) Configuration Management
3 12 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
4 10 (13.16%) ITIL
4 10 (13.16%) Service Delivery
4 10 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (11.84%) Asset Management
5 9 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (11.84%) Service Management
5 9 (11.84%) Test Automation
6 8 (10.53%) Coaching
6 8 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
6 8 (10.53%) Data Analysis
6 8 (10.53%) Data Migration
6 8 (10.53%) ETL
6 8 (10.53%) Migration
6 8 (10.53%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (48.68%) SQL
2 15 (19.74%) Java
3 10 (13.16%) C#
3 10 (13.16%) PL/SQL
4 7 (9.21%) ANSI SQL
4 7 (9.21%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.21%) VB
5 4 (5.26%) ABAP
5 4 (5.26%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.95%) Ruby
6 3 (3.95%) VBScript
7 1 (1.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (14.47%) ISEB
2 9 (11.84%) ISTQB
3 8 (10.53%) MCSE
3 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (9.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (7.89%) Degree
5 6 (7.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (6.58%) MCP
7 3 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.32%) APMP
8 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.32%) CCA
8 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.32%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) Data Quality
2 4 (5.26%) IFRS
3 3 (3.95%) QA
4 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (13.16%) Hyper-V
2 9 (11.84%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (11.84%) VMware Workstation
3 8 (10.53%) Active Directory
4 6 (7.89%) Terminal Services
5 3 (3.95%) Docker
6 2 (2.63%) iptables
6 2 (2.63%) Postfix
6 2 (2.63%) Samba
6 2 (2.63%) Squid
6 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) SCCM
2 9 (11.84%) WSUS
3 6 (7.89%) SafeCom
4 3 (3.95%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.63%) Nessus
5 2 (2.63%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.32%) HP ALM
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.32%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.32%) Nmap
6 1 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 19 (25.00%) Oracle
2 15 (19.74%) Microsoft
3 12 (15.79%) SAP
4 10 (13.16%) Cisco
5 9 (11.84%) VMware
5 9 (11.84%) Wyse
6 6 (7.89%) BMC
6 6 (7.89%) HP
6 6 (7.89%) Remedy
7 5 (6.58%) webMethods
8 4 (5.26%) McAfee
8 4 (5.26%) NetApp
9 2 (2.63%) IBM
10 1 (1.32%) NEC
10 1 (1.32%) Sitecore
10 1 (1.32%) Symantec
10 1 (1.32%) Veritas